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Sunday, March 9, 2014


On hot day, a thirsty crow flew over field looking for water. For long time, she could not find any. She felt very exhausted, almost giving up. Suddenly, she saw a water jug below her, she flew straight down to see if there was any water inside. It was a surprise because there was some water inside the jug.
The crow tried to push her head into the jug. Sadly, she found that the neck of the jug was too narrow. Then, she tried to push the jug down for the water to flow out but she found that the jug was too heavy.
The crow thought hard for a while. Then looking around her, she saw some pebbles. She suddenly had a good idea. She started picking up the pebbles one by one, dropping each into the jug. As more and more pebbles filled the jug, the water level kept rising. Soon it was high enough for the crow to drink “It’s working !” she said.

(Source : Modul & bank soal IPS MAN REJOSO 2009)
Question !

1.      What is the topic of the text ?
a.       A clever crow
b.      A thirsty crow
c.       A hard worker
d.      A hot day
e.       A hand working for the crow
Answer :
a.      A clever crow
2.      The type oe the text is a ....
a.       Report
b.      Recount
c.       Exposition
d.      Narration
e.       Description
Answer :
d. Narration
3. What is the schematic structure of the text ?
a.  Orientation-events-evaluation
b.  Orientation-events-resolution
c.  Abstract-orientation-events
d.  Events-complication-reorientation
e.  Orientation-complication-resolution
    Answer :
e.  Orientation-complication-resolution


 The term of ³tsunami´ comes from the Japanese which means harbour ("tsu") and wave("nami"). A tsunami is a series of waves generated when water in a lake or the sea israpidly displaced on a massive scale.
A tsunami can be generated when the sea floor abruptly deforms and vertically displaces theoverlying water. Such large vertical movements of the earth's crust can occur at plate boundaries. Subduction of earthquakes are particularly effective in generating tsunamis, and occur wheredenser oceanic plates slip under continental plates.As the displaced water mass moves under the influence of gravity to regain its equilibrium, itradiates across the ocean like ripples on a pond.
Tsunami always bring great damage. Most of the damage is caused by the huge mass of water  behind the initial wave front, as the height of the sea keeps rising fast and floods powerfullyinto the coastal area.

Question !
1.      The text describes ....
a.       How  the sea israpidly displaced
b.      The formating of tsunami
c.       The process of tsunami
d.      The process of floods
e.       The function os tsunami
Answer :
c.       The process of tsunami
2.      The first paragraph shows the .... of the text.
a.       General statement
b.      Explanation
c.       Closing
d.      Orientation
e.       Identification
Answer :
a.      General statement
3.      The second paragraph tells us about ?
a.       The definition of tsunami
b.      The effect of tsunami
c.       The general of statement
d.      The process of earthquakes
e.       The process of tsunami
Answer :
e. The process of tsunami

Giving Children Homework; Pro and Con
There are a lot of discussion as to whether children should be given homework or not. Is it enough for children having time to study at school or needing additional time in home for study after school time?
Some people claim that children do enough work in school already. They also argue that children have their hobbies which they want to do after school, such as sport or music. A further point they make is that a lot of homeworks are pointless and does not help the children learn at all.
However, there are also strong arguments against this point of view. Parents and teachers argue that it is important to find out whether children can work on their own without the support from the teacher. They say that the evening is a good time for children to sit down and think about what they have learned in school.
Furthermore they claim that the school day is too short to get anything done. It makes sense to send home tasks like independent reading or further writing task which do not need the teacher support.
I think, on balance, that some homework is good idea but that should only given at the weekend when children have more time.

Questions !

  1. What is the purpose of  the text ?
a.       To tell what happend in the past
b.      To discuss giving children homework
c.       To explain the giving children homework
d.      To describe the children homework
e.       To inform the argument against
Answer :
b.      To discuss giving children homework
  1. Which statement is false according to the text ?
a.       Some people claim that children do enough work in school already
b.      They claim that the school day is too short to get anything done
c.       There are also strong arguments against this point of view
d.      They say that the evening is a not good time for children to sit down and think about what they have learned in school
e.       Children have their hobbies which they want to do after school
Answer :
d.      They say that the evening is a not good time for children to sit down and think about what they have learned in school
  1. What does “their” in ‘.....that children have their hobbies which they want to do after school’ (paragraph 2) refers to ?
a.       Some people
b.      The teacher
c.       The parents
d.      The school
e.       The children
Answer :
e.       The children


2012 is Roland Emmerich's film which uses the Mayan calendar and other end-of-days prophecies for their doomsday scenario. It imagines the world coming to an end in 2012.
2012 film brings off a series of wonders. The movie hits its peak early on. It starts when Cusack drives a limo through the streets of Los Angeles as freeways and skyscrapers crumble all around him from the shock of a 10.5 earthquake. The preposterous flying sequence is equally thrilling. The climax occurs aboard the giant ark, when an equipment malfunction almost threatens the entire mission.
Unfortunately, the crucial sequence is not filmed or edited with the requisite clarity. In 2012 film, Emmerich leaves us befuddled as to exactly what is happening to whom. However, Emmerich' 2012 deserves credit for offbeat casting. Cusack supplies his trademark hangdog charm. McCarthy has perhaps his best role ever as Peet's cocky. Danny Glover lends dignity to the role of the tormented president. Chiwetel Ejiofor, as the chief scientist, brings a moving sense of anguish to a stock role. Platt has fun playing the villain of the piece, and Woody Harrelson also chews the scenery as a bug-eyed radio prophet trying to warn his listeners about Armageddon.
All in one, 2012's cinematography, production design and visual effects are awards-worthy. Music also propels the movie. It presents American Idol runner-up, Adam Lambert, who provides a rousing anthem over the end credits.

(Source : http://understandingtext.blogspot.com/2009/11/example-of-review-text-in-2012-movie.html)

Questions !

  1. The text is mainly about....
a.       A review of a film, 2012
b.      The process in making film, 2012
c.       An amusing story dealing with experience in different ways
d.      An account of an unusual incident retold by the film
e.       The description how the film is accomplished through a series of steps
Answer :
a.      A review of a film, 2012
  1. According to the reviewer, who provides a rousing anthem over the end credits ?
a.       Woody Harrelson
b.      Adam Lambert
c.       Chiwetel Ejiofor
d.      Danny Glover
e.       Mc Carthy
Answer :
b.      Adam Lambert

  1. What is the last paragraph called ?
a.       Reorientation
b.      Conclusion
c.       Evaluative summation
d.      Resolution
e.       Reiteration
Answer :
c.       Evaluative summation

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